Latvala wins Wales Rally GB, Loeb 2nd
Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland won the Wales Rally GB on Sunday,
finishing 27.8 seconds clear of championship leader Sebastien Loeb
to claim his second victory of the season.
Loeb edged Petter Solberg to second place to take a 61-point
lead in the overall standings, meaning the Citroen driver is likely
to clinch a ninth straight title in his home French Rally at the
start of October.
Latvala, driving a Ford, took the lead after Friday’s third
stage, with Loeb and Solberg never threatening the 24.5-second
advantage he held from Saturday.
The Finn, who also won the Wales Rally GB last year, says ”this
is a fantastic feeling. It’s one of my favorite rallies … and it
feels amazing to win again after such a big battle.”